Cape Ann Field Hockey Club

Strength Training

The training effect

Welcome to Cape Ann FHC’s separate program to introduce, develop and educate our current athletes and their families to the concept of strength and conditioning, nutrition and mindfulness. Our goal within The Training Effect programming is to build our athletes confidence inside a weight room, become comfortable with their personal limits and understand the technique and safety requirements to perform compound, multi joint lifts with barbells, free weights and body weight. We train out of Forcefield Athletics in Northborough throughout the entire year and these sessions are coached by Crossfit Level 1 trainer Nate O’Lari. Programming and additional coaching is also performed by club director, Chris Pothier, with his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and his Crossfit L1 trainer, along with a Crossfit Nutrition Level 1 Course Certificate.

If you are interested in joining The Training Effect, please email Chris Pothier directly so he can add you to our waitlist at

Season Months Sessions
Fall September-November 1 Session/Week in Person
Winter December-March 2 Sessions/Week in Person
Spring April-June 2 Sessions/Week in Person
Summer June-August 2 Sessions/Week in Person
  • Season to Season commitment is preferred, in order to see consistent results both mentally and physically. Taking seasons off between makes it hard to gain the advantage we are seeking. This program is for the serious athlete who WANTS to compete at the highest level possible.
  • Athletes have access to online programming via their phone, at home sessions due to conflicts or at their own gym for additional days.
  • Players are held to the highest standard of safety and are expected to treat this program with the highest form of integrity and will be held accountable accordingly.
  • This program is to prepare athletes for their journey after high school. Whether it be NCAA field hockey or the pursuit of health and wellness.